U.S. Embassy’s Participation at Bukime Kartu

U.S. Embassy representatives participated in “Bukime Kartu,” an event hosted by the Irish Embassy.  The 15th annual event supported several foster homes for children ages 6 to 14 from across Lithuania.  At the all-day event, children were able to play whiffle ball and basketball with U.S. military personnel and diplomats, operate firefighting equipment, complete an obstacle course ...
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Presenting the U.S. National Parks at Lentvaris Gymnasium

On April 18th, 2016 an outreach visit was conducted by the U.S. Embassy staff to Lentvaris Gymnasium. Jillian Schmitt, Gina Fonseca and Giedra Gureviciute-Demereckiene had the pleasure of meeting a group of 30 students. The English-language students gathered to talk about a range of topics from diplomacy to U.S. National parks. Jillian Schmitt (Political Officer) ...
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School Song Competition

On 8 April 2016, U.S. Embassy representatives Derek Weeden and Nathan Stophel traveled to Tytuvenai Gymnasium to serve on a panel of judges for the ninth annual music contest. The contest showcased  the students talents and highlighted the enthusiasm with which they are learning about U.S. culture and language. Altogether, 16 groups of children participated ...
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Spelling Bee Contest in Telsiai

Frances Rauland represented the U.S. Embassy in Vilnius at a first-of-its –kind Spelling Bee in Telsiai district on April 5.  The school district, located about 280 kilometers northwest of Vilnius in Samogitia region, currently has two volunteers from the Erasmus Plus Program, which places volunteers and teachers around Europe; in this case one from Georgia ...
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ESU Public Speaking Competition

On March 18, 2016, the residents of Klaipeda awoke from their beds and rushed to check the day’s forecast.  The City celebrated in unison as they collectively learned that the impending snowstorm would not affect the 19th National Public Speaking Competition. Thirty-six of the brightest minds in Lithuania gathered in LCC International University’s Neufeld Auditorium ...
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U.S. Embassy Judges a Public Speaking Competition for High School Students

On February 23, 2016, Political/Economic Deputy Chief Diane M. Kohn joined the judges’ panel for “Let’s Debate 2016,” a public speaking competition for high school students at the Senieji Trakai  A. Stelmachovskio Basic School.  She was invited to help to determine the winners among 11 participants representing various Trakai Region schools.The competition participants discussed nuclear ...
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